Angel Di Maria‘s transfer from Manchester United to Paris Saint-Germain – in a £44.3m deal – was finally confirmed on Thursday afternoon, and the winger has written an open letter apologising to Red Devils supporters.
He scored three goals in 27 Premier League appearances, and appeared to struggle to adapt to life in England, despite a promising start. Reports suggested that the burglary suffered on his Cheshire home and his relationship with Louis van Gaal were key to his departure.
Therefore, after just one year at Old Trafford, Britain’s record-signing opted to turn his back on the Premier League giants. Whether this letter endears himself to the club’s fans any further – in spite of his apology – remains to be seen.
Read the letter posted on Guillem Balague’s website:
To Manchester United:
I write this note to thank all the Manchester United family for the great support received during the year I’ve been part of this Club.
When Manchester United chose me as part of their team I felt extremely honoured because I knew what this Club means and how it trusted me.
Nevertheless, I’m aware things didn’t work as we all expected and believe me, I feel really sorry about it. However in the career of a football player sometimes the unexpected and unwanted may happen.
I can guarantee you it was not for trying. I did my best but football is not like maths: often a lot of things out of our control affect the way we feel and the way things turn out. I am sorry it did not work out as I would have wished in this amazing huge club.
I want to give special thanks to all the Directors and Management of Manchester United as well as to every member of the staff and colleagues as they gave me all their support. Also a special mention to all the fans who always trusted me and showed me their respect and love.
Now is time to move to PSG but the Glorious Manchester United Club will be forever in my memory !
Wish you all the best in the world.
With best regards,
Angel Di Maria
Di Maria has been handed the No.11 shirt at the Parc des Princes, but will sit out PSG’s opening Ligue 1 fixture against Lille OSC with a thigh injury.
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